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RRPD roundup: Master of his domain; Narcan deployed

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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Chuck Hasty:



Master of his domain

A man recently released after pleading guilty to three counts of indecent exposure was arrested again Wednesday on the same count.

The victim in the case reported Wednesday Henry Kareem Franklin was inside their residence around 10:30 a.m. allegedly performing a lewd act on himself behind them the day before in the 900 block of Cedar Street.

The victim was familiar with Franklin, 31, of Roanoke Rapids.

Officer J. Spragins responded to the report. Franklin was arrested around 4:15 p.m. in the area of Cleveland and West Ninth streets, Hasty said in a statement.

He received a $3,000 bond and August 25 court date.

Franklin was released from jail on July 16 after he pled guilty to three counts of indecent exposure for lewd acts he committed upon himself at the library, the 900 block of Roanoke Avenue and Lowe’s Home Improvement. Those acts were committed on March 28 and March 30. He received an active sentence.

Records also show Franklin has pled guilty to two counts of indecent exposure in Nash County in 2016 and pled guilty to sexual battery in Pitt County.

Lieutenants P. Parks and C.L. Vaught assisted.


Narcan administration, heroin charge


On Tuesday at approximately 1:30 p.m., Officer J. Desare responded to a work site in the 400 block of East Tenth Street following a report of a person not breathing.  

When officers arrived they found Michael Lawrence Tanzini, 37, of Clayton, unresponsive.

Officers and firefighters administered several doses of Narcan and CPR to Tanzini, who was reportedly found in possession of heroin.   

After receiving receiving medical care, DeSare arrested and charged him with possession of heroin.

He received a $1,000 bond and September 6  court date.

Parks and Spragins assisted.


Traffic stop


On Tuesday at approximately 7:30 p.m., Officer J. Hardy conducted a traffic stop for a violation at highways 158 and Highway 48.  

During stop the driver, Taurs Devon Price, 21, of Roanoke Rapids, was found to not have a valid driver’s license and was in possession of narcotics.  

Hardy cited Price with no operator’s license and possession of marijuana.

He was released until his court date of September 1.


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